What is bruxism?
Bruxism is a mandibular dysfunction, known as clenching and / or grinding of the teeth. This produces significant wear with pain and tension of the muscles of the face. More and more people suffer.
This tightening is done unconsciously and is usually done at night (although sometimes day), a fact that makes it even more uncontrollable.
Its main trigger is stress, which is related to psychological factors.
Consequences of bruxism
Because of clenching and grinding, teeth suffer a pathological wear. Furthermore, this condition leads to muscle disturbances, which in turn may produce muscle pain, joint or head.
Treatment of bruxism
The basic treatment of bruxism is aimed at reducing stress and anxiety, thereby reducing harmful effects on teeth and help relax the muscles during sleep. To this end, the ferrules are indicated discharge, which are rigid splints, which have nothing to do with retaining the ferrules are made after orthodontics.